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Scotland 365

Engaging young people with museums.

The Scotland 365 project aimed to transform the way we engage young people aged 16-25 with our collections.

Making museums relevant to the next generation has never been more important.

Our project involved a wide range of young people through events and activities, training opportunities, research, volunteer placements, social media and many more new and innovative ways to help them explore heritage through our collections.

We collaborated and consulted with young people and worked with a range of additional partners and organisations from across Scotland. Our original consortium partners on Scotland 365 were Young Scot, Project Scotland and Impact Arts.

National Lottery Heritage Fund logoWe are very grateful to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support. This project was one of 12 funded through their Kick the Dust programme, which runs from 2016 to 2023.

 

Young people exploring the National Museum of Scotland. © Andy Catlin

By listening to the voices of young people National Museums Scotland recognised the need to recruit a national youth engagement team to develop a relevant programme of work and test a range of different engagement methods.   

Working with one of our consortium partners, Young Scot, a team of 31 dedicated young people signed up as volunteers and took on the task of exploring the needs of their peers by producing ideas and prototypes. 

Discover the project resources and reports or explore the projects the young people delivered below. 

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Co-design

Discover how we used the Young Scot co-design process to develop outputs with and for young people.

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Activities

Scotland 365 has delivered a range of activities in collaboration with young people and partners.

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Resources and reports

A range of research, additional consultation, consortium partner reports and external evaluations have created a rich foundation of resources and reports which have been archived.

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Timeline

Explore a timeline of Scotland 365 project activity from 2018-2022.

Read the project timeline

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You can find out more about the work we do on National Museums Scotland's Twitter and Instagram. We shared project updates using #Scotland365 and #KicktheDust hashtags.

For more information about Scotland 365 please contact:

communities@nms.ac.uk

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